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Creative Writing, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Philadelphia, PA, United States
If writing is your passion and you have an affinity for the arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Creative Writing from the University of the Arts is for you. As a Creative Writing major, you will be immersed in poetry and fiction and gain writing experience in many different genres. 
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Overview

Learning from award-winning published authors, you'll collaborate with your peers in an inspiring artistic environment. Your undergraduate study will culminate in a finished collection of poems or a series of short stories—your unique portfolio with potential for publication. You'll study a wide range of genres—from Speculative Fiction and Creative Nonfiction to Screenplay Adaptation and Graphic Storytelling—in workshop setting, and have the opportunity to take general arts electives such as music, theater and dance.

Graduates of the Creative Writing program are expected to:

  • Understand the elements of the poem and the short story and be able to use them, skillfully and deliberately, in their own work;
  • Be close and careful readers, able to analyze text with a writer’s eye;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of significant books, writers and trends in the contemporary landscape, as well as the context for the development of these models and traditions;
  • Write ably in a range of forms and genres;
  • Critique writing usefully and productively, delivering detailed, well-supported verbal and written peer feedback;
  • Find and articulate connections between their writing and other artistic disciplines;
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of producing a literary magazine;
  • Hone public speaking skills by reading work aloud, introducing visiting writers, and participating in public readings and other presentations;
  • Engage in thorough, substantial revision of written work;
  • Demonstrate a mature awareness of their own process of writing and revising, both in written self-assessments and exit interview;
  • Produce a final portfolio of professional-quality writing;
  • Have something to say.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary Editing & Publishing
  • Advanced Workshop Poetry or Short Story
  • Art Criticism & Reviewing
  • 20th Century American Writers

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Follow these steps to complete the application for admission and scholarship:

  • Submit your Application for Admission.
  • Submit the non-refundable $60 Application Fee.
  • Submit official transcripts from all secondary (high school level) and post-secondary (university level) schools attended.
  • Submit demonstration of English Proficiency.
  • Complete a Portfolio Review, Interview or Audition.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46530 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46530 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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